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Mindfulness

What is mindfulness?

‘Mindfulness is the awareness that arises when we pay attention, on purpose with curiosity and acceptance’, - Jon Kabat-Zinn

Mindfulness meditation involves sitting silently and paying attention to thoughts, sounds, the sensations of breathing or parts of the body,  bringing your attention back whenever the mind starts to wander.

 

Books

Eating Mindfully.

Susan Albers, 2003

Mindfulness: A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world.  

Mark G. Williams & Dr. Danny Penman, 2011

Mindfulness-Based Interventions in Context: Past, Present, & Future

Jon Kabat-Zinn, 2003 

The Little Book of Mindfulness: 10 minutes a day to less stress, more peace  

Dr Patrizia Collard, 2014

Wherever you Go, There you Are 

Jon Kabat Zinn, Hyperion, 1995

 

Apps

Calm

Headspace

Mindfulness Association

Videos

What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness and meditation are really about the presence of heart https://youtu.be/xoLQ3qkh0w0

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THE BENEFITS OF MINDFULNESS

  • Reduced Stress, Anxiety & Depression

  • Stronger Working Memory

  • Clarity of Thought Under Pressure

  • Improved Coping Skills 

  • Improved Quality of Sleep

  • Calmer personality And Less Reactive

For more information on the benefits of mindfulness please see the following link: 

Even a single mindfulness meditation session can reduce anxiety: People with anxiety show reduced stress on the arteries after 1-hour introductory session -- ScienceDaily

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